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Spatial-temporal analysis of the 1970’s Sahel drought

The drought in the Sahel region during most of the 1970’s is one of the most recent mega-drought episodes. Drought-caused famine killed more than 100,000 people, and left more than 750,000 dependent on international aid. Analyzing past drought episodes may help us better understand the onset and development of droughts, especially if we are able […]

New site dedicated to the SPEI

We have just updated the web site dedicated to the Standardized Precipitation-Evapotranspiration Index. It contains new information regarding the index, computation tools and a revised version of the SPEIbase dataset comprising until end of 2011. We have also lunched a new Global Drought Monitoring system based on the SPEI, on the same web. Everyone is […]